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Alive and Kicking** 6a

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[Alive and Kicking., 2 kb]20m. Start 3m right of Bella Lugosi below a triangular niche at 8m. Climb directly up and into the niche. Make a hard move to start up this. Continue up and right on small holds to the lower off.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: Alive and Kicking. © caradoc
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Didnt think it's as bold as people are making out
Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/13

Nice little climb. Second clip was a little awkward but it didn't feel bold, and don't think it deserves a trad grade.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/13 with Glen Manifold

run out, not quite a sport route agree with the guides grade of e1/2
scott quinn - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Tom Priestley

Take Wires
Tom.Priestley - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Scott Quinn

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/13

misterb - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with dan

Justin T - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Nancy

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Aug/13

Fragmod - 2nd - 03/Aug/13

pbuggy91 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Andrew

Daniel Heath - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/13 with Hayden Richards

SamStokes - Lead O/S - 29/May/13 with Emily Stokes

Gramps24 - TR O/S - 29/May/13 with BigTone

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Pete

Richard P Coates - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with George, ianjfsutcliffe

dan gibson - Lead β - 22/May/13 with alice thompson

BenRyle - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Georgia, Tom Coombe, Dan, Charlottte

Dan724 - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Tim Exley

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/13

should of lead it
jordan taylor - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

Georgia H - Lead - May/13

Hidden - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Alexis

swoe - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/13

petekeron - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Steve Brock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/13

dwillis - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/13

PAJames - 2013

tricky second clip
ben360 - Lead O/S - 2013

neilh - 2nd - 21/Oct/12 with Rob Davies, Phil Ashton

Alex.M-M. - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

Meacher - Lead β - 26/Aug/12

mikeyjbs - Lead - 08/Jul/12 with julia kelly

Hidden - TR dnf - 08/Jul/12

yarrow - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Phil W

Lower Offs in bad state, one is coming out and the other is loose
Mattlamb90 - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Tibbett

gjd - TR O/S - 18/May/12 with Ronnie

JanBella - TR - 01/May/12 with simon

SamuelHarris - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with R.Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/12

One trainer and one oversized shoe
Daniel Heath - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/12 with Alun

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/11

willoates - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/11 with Iona, Steve

metal arms - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11

wi11 - Lead β - 09/Oct/11 with Tom

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11

David Smith - 2nd - 27/Sep/11 with Stuart Holmes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/11

myoung - Lead - 04/Sep/11 with Kris

Roger Cruse - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Kris & Mark

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Smithy

Smithy Smith - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Mark Roe

Hidden - TR - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - TR - 21/Aug/11

Bold. Tricky second clip.
DrGav - Lead β - 20/Aug/11 with Wendy

tjmillen - Lead - Aug/11 with vicky

Bumblebee Biggs - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11

Alistair Corbett - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/11 with ben peake

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11 with Halla

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11

robgixer - AltLd O/S - Jul/11

david morse - Lead β - 22/Jun/11 with josh

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Hannah Hunt

Alex.M-M. - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

JulesV - 04/Jun/11 with Shauna Cunningham

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with bweakers

matty123 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Tom Keaveny

a bit bold for a sports grade. bolts at top both loose as well
Sardien - Lead dog - 27/May/11 with Sophie Ackermann

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 18/May/11 with ClimbWebNet

Jonas Paulsson - Lead O/S - 10/May/11 with Duncan Tunstall

benchwarmer - TR - 02/May/11 with alys

caradoc - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with john b

nice 2nd clip.
gd303uk - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with John Rogers

Glyn Davidson - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Dan

Dan77 - Lead - 17/Apr/11 with Glyn Davidson

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11 with Phil Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Lee

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Mar/11

pebbles - TR - 27/Mar/11 with crofty

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Mar/11

eugeneth - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with James Gray

Spaced bolts but there are where you need them. Pleasant climbing with fun rockovers
farmus21 - Lead - 06/Mar/11 with Eugene Theron

richiebongo - Lead O/S - Jan/11 with Gwen Thomson

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Alistair Corbett - 2nd - 2011 with john corbett

Alex Auty - Lead O/S - 2011

ndraper1 - Lead O/S - 2011

Olli-C - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Jon Fane

Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Aly Robertson

Harder than F6a
jkarran - Lead - 16/Oct/10 with Team

petellis - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Cleric James Koran

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Oct/10

al123 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with matt

rustaldo - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Al

ClaireS - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Dave Deary

Dan77 - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Osian

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10 with Nikki

brices - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10

mr mills - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/10 with Gareth

Chris_barr - Lead β - 19/May/10 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with matt b

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/10

Laura went first and clipped second clip (bold). Badly placed bolt as tall people will clip earlier.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 19/Mar/10 with Laura Perry

dicky79 - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Mark Nicholson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/10

alek - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Tom Murray

Bennykr - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/09 with Benji, Ollie Torr

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/09

tom_1985 - Lead - Oct/09 with Alek

great weather made all the more fun under chemo
Dave Almond - Lead - 07/Sep/09 with Simon Frost

Luke Brooks - Lead - Sep/09

Felt much easier than the other routes on the wall!
sinbad - Lead - 21/Aug/09 with Mike Raine

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/09

good fun but not sport and not E3 either. E2 5b/c with tricky / reachy move (which is unprotected) to exit niche and steady but run out moves to belay.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with goosebump

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Claire Duffield

Swotson - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09 with Tony Madden, Ian Athroll

Brown - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with John

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/09

Obvious good hold in top of pod just out of reach - aah!! Alternative poor pinch lower down - much harder. F6a (F6b for short arses like me)
Ched - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/09 with Gethin

Tom Eagle - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/09

Noodles - 20/Mar/09 with Ben Cook

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/09

Retro-bolted
Jim Slater - Lead dog - 23/Aug/08 with Gavin, Phil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/08

Sports Route now.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Ian Wyatt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/08

Tom Eagle - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/08 with ben.m

lukea - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with dan

Hidden - Lead β - 18/May/08

belay bunny turned bad - 2008

Felt more like F6b..!
Ian Andrews - Lead β - 2008 with Norman Clacher, Fran Gowling

What a joke E3 is for this. Well bolted and not nearly difficult to warrant E3.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Rich

Jamie Light - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/07 with Nick Bird

lukea - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/07 with Rich

ritchierich - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/07 with Bob Dickson

Jamie Light - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/07 with Nick Bird

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

nicely bolted, frech 6a/+, hopefully try it one day trad gear.
timo.t - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Ian

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/07

Interesting moves to get out of the niche if you are short!
Jamie Light - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Nick Bird

zero six - Lead O/S - 2007

Dringo - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/95

Hidden - 1990

NickHarms - 1989

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 04/Apr/88 with Bill Williamson

Hidden - TR - 08/Jul/87

Richies pal, climbed with him on this day only, worked with him perhaps twice. Remember you well for it otherwise than your name. One mantle I liked.
howifeel - Lead O/S - 1987 with Chris

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Style of ascent

Lead121 of 170 (71.2%)
Followed25 of 170 (14.7%)
Toproped11 of 170 (6.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 170 (0.6%)
Unknown12 of 170 (7.1%)

'Climbed'46 of 170 (27.1%)
clean O/S103 of 170 (60.6%)
clean β10 of 170 (5.9%)
clean rpt8 of 170 (4.7%)
dogged2 of 170 (1.2%)
dnf1 of 170 (0.6%)